Fellow Dons Win Big at the 64th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Awards

Four Dons competed in the 64th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair on March 13 – 14 at the Balboa Park Activity Center.

Since 1955, the GREATER SAN DIEGO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR (GSDSEF) has provided an inspiring experience in science and engineering for tens of thousands of San Diego and Imperial County students, motivating them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This regional competition challenges students to go beyond classroom studies to do independent research – to ask compelling questions, to design and implement innovative solutions, and to present and defend results to judges who are professionals in their fields.

The Awards Ceremony took place on March 15. Student projects will be on display at the Balboa Park Activity Center through 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18th.

Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-5997

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the following Dons who received awards at the ceremony:

Francisco Catanzaro, Advised by Stephanie Pena, “Bending Stress Forces in Bipedal Locomotion”
*  2nd place award in Senior Division, Engineering- Electrical and Mechanical
*  Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Professional Society Award Recipient

Kevin Lopatka, Advised by Jeanette Lopatka, “ Optimization in Training of Convolutional Neural Networks”
*  2nd place award in Senior Division, Computer Science
*  Professional Society Honorable Mention – Marine Technology Society

Remy Reeb, Advised by Jeanette Lopatka, “Reducing the Incidence of Scald Burns in Children Aged Five and Under”
*  1st place award in Senior Division, Engineering- Materials and Bioengineering
*  Student Advisory Board Award Recipient
*  Building Industry Association Cares Professional Society Award Recipient
*  Professional Society Honorable Mention- Kaiser Permanente
*  Professional Society Honorable Mention- San Diego Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Isabella Catanzaro, Advised by Marjan Rafie, “ Heat Transfer Optimization for Home Insulation”
*  1st place award in Senior Division, Materials and Bioengineering
*  San Diego for Science Professional Society Award Recipient

**  CONGRATULATIONS! to Remy and Isabella for being selected to attend the 67th Annual California State Science Fair in Los Angeles on April 23-24!!!!! Good Luck – Go Dons!  **